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American Voices: Mopping Up

In Need to Know's recurring "American Voices" series, which offers a platform for essayists with diverse backgrounds and diverse points of view, Marcos Villatoro of Los Angeles profiles a housekeeper whose son is now serving in Afghanistan. He says her job is like her son's: they both clean up the mess left by others.
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